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Plesec, William T.
North Point 901 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, OH
Phone: 1.216.586.7212 (Business Phone)
Fax: 1.216.579.0212 (Business Fax)


Current Employment Position(s)

Of Counsel

Lawyer Overview

Bill Plesec has extensive experience in complex civil litigation of all kinds in federal and state courts throughout the United States. He has been involved in matters concerning antitrust, civil RICO, class actions, consumer fraud, corporate takeovers, government regulation, patent infringement, product liability, trade secrets, and a wide variety of other types of business and commercial litigation.

Bill also has significant experience in representing corporations and individuals in grand jury and other types of government criminal investigations. He has successfully defended numerous corporate and individual clients (i.e., no criminal charges brought against his clients) who were targets of government and grand jury investigations into a vast array of suspected criminal activities, including antitrust violations, customs violations, export violations, false statements and perjury, fraud against the United States, mail fraud, money laundering, RICO, tax evasion, and wire fraud. In addition, Bill has extensive experience in conducting and supervising internal investigations into possible criminal conduct on the part of officers, directors, and employees of corporate clients.

Bill is a member of the American Bar Association (Litigation, Criminal Justice, and Antitrust Law Sections), the Cleveland Bar Association (Litigation Section), the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the Federal Bar Association, and the Judge Anthony J. Celebrezze Inn of Court. He has co-authored several articles and other legal publications and has been a speaker at seminars and programs on such topics as trial techniques, antitrust compliance, advocacy, and practice before grand juries. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and various U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and District Courts.

Areas of Practice

  • Trial Practice
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Criminal Investigations

Representative Cases

  • City of Stow v. City of Akron, et al.
  • Ellipse Corporation v. Ford Motor Company
  • Forster v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
  • Forster v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
  • Guardian Photo, Inc. v. Fotomat Corporation, et al.
  • Hanna Mining Co. v. Norcen Energy Resources, Ltd.
  • In re Cement and Concrete Antitrust Litigation
  • Marathon Oil Co. v. Mobil Corporation
  • Rogers v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al.
  • Criminal Immigration Law Investigation
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Customs Law Investigation
  • Grand Jury Investigation
  • Grand Jury Investigation
  • Grand Jury Investigation
  • Grand Jury Investigation
  • Grand Jury Investigation
  • Grand Jury Investigation
  • Grand Jury Investigation
  • Grand Jury Investigation
  • Grand Jury Investigation
  • Tax Law Investigation

West Practice Categories

Bankruptcy Litigation, Business & Commercial Law, Class Actions, Collections & Repossessions, Commercial Leasing, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection, Contracts, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debtor/Creditor, Federal, Federal Appellate Practice, Federal Claims Court, Federal Trial Practice, Felonies, Franchising, Grand Jury Proceedings, International Trade Litigation, International Transactions, Joint Ventures, Lemon Law, Litigation & Appeals, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Military & Veterans Appeals, Multidistrict Litigation, Patent Litigation, Secured Transactions, State Appellate Practice, State Trial Practice, Tax Litigation, Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US Supreme Court, Victims' Rights, Warranties, White Collar Crimes


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Ohio


  • Cleveland State University